[XBOX] HOW-TO stream HAVA Networked TV-tuner to XBMC via VLC (VideoLan Client)
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Ok got this to work for streaming from my Hava at my cable box
via VLC (videolan) to my softmodded XBOXs running XBMC. Hava
and the Xbox are fantastic devices but I have struggled with
getting Hava to stream to soft modded XBOX running XBMC. This
is the second best thing to streaming direct...

Now there isn't any control over the Hava device to change
channels from the XBOX and what not but I did this so I can watch
content on my cable box DVR in other rooms in the house where
I have deployed these xbox's running xbmc.

Also be advised if you are using dhcp for your ip addresses on your
LAN they may change from time to time..you may have to update
your .strm file settings and your VLC settings to reflect those changes.

Essentially what you do is:
- Create .strm file that has the URL pointing to the pc thats running VLC
- Open VLC and configure to Open Network Stream
- Stream that Open Network Stream to XBMC XBOX


A. To Prepare XBOX running XBMC For Video Streaming

Note: This is very brief details for more info please see the xbmc.org
website for setting up streaming .strm file

1. Open up Notepad and create a simple text file with the following:
http://<ip address of pc>:8080
- This will be the ip address of the pc running VLC

2. Save the file as text file (Save As) and encapsulate the file name
in commas for example "Hava.strm". That will ensure that the file
is save as a .strm file

3. Using ftp or FileZilla connect to your XBMC'd XBOX and place
the .strm file in the following directory:
Q:/UserData/playlists/video
- Your locations may vary depending on build, etc.

4. Then go into XBMC and Add Source and navigate via the
Browse button and select "Video playlists" click OK
and in the Add Video Source screen edit as you see fit
for name and then click Add and then Ok

5. You then go back to Videos and you should now see
your source you just added.


B. To Stream From HAVA To XBMC via VLC

1. Open VLC

2. From toolbar Media > Open Network Stream

3. Select Network tab and then click on Protocol
and set it to RTSP

4. Enter the IP address of the Hava thats on your local
network. To determine this go to Hava Player
- Click on Player > Settings > Tools tab
- IP Address is displayed under Hava Information

5. On VLC, at the bottom of the form nest to Play
button is a small drop down list of values button
Click on that and select Stream

6. The Source window then displays with the RTSP
protocol and Hava ip address displayed

7. Click Next button or Destination Bar in the form

8. In New Destination field select HTTP and click
Add button

9. Enter the IP address of the local pc where you are
running VLC. You can find this by going to command
window or dos window and entering ipconfig that will
display your ip address.

10. The port should be 8080

11. Click on Transcoding Options and select profile:
Video - WMV + WMA (ASF)

12. Then click the tools button next to the profile
and in Video Codec and Audio Codec tab screens
click "Keep original video track" and "Keep
original audio track" and click on Save button

13. Then click Stream at bottom of screen

14. Go to XBOX XBMC and navigate to Videos and locate
the stream source and click on it, you will see
cog or bearings rotate in upper right and in a few
seconds the video stream will appear. Not too bad
quality actually!

15. You can probably play around with the codec but
the default settings seem fine to me and I couldnt
get anything else to work as I am not that brilliant.

Hope this helps out folks...enjoy!
 
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